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Perhaps not the most health-related story, but a really cool picture

Although I am interested in new developments in prosthetics technology, this is not exactly what I had in mind.  But the picture and its accompanying story made me laugh, so I thought I would start off the week by sharing it.

Courageous or Cheating? Prosthetics in Sports

The Boston Globe has a profile of MIT's Hugh Herr, a specialist in the development of prosthetic limbs. As is typical for current articles about prosthetics, sprint Oskar Pistorius makes an appearance. Herr makes an astute observation about the cultural tension regarding prosthetics and the potential for super-enabled disabled:

The Bionic Athlete

The cover story of the current ESPN Magazine, "Let 'Em Play," explores the bigger issues surrounding the augmentation of our biological bodies with prosthetic technologies. The story's author, Eric Adelson, looks at a cross-section of prosthetic enhancements, some allowable, some not, and notes that this wouldn't be the first time that internati

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